Norths impress by dominating baseball double-header
By DAVID KENYON
NORTHS As overcame Brothers in both games of their double-header in Far North Coast Major League baseball at the weekend.
On Friday night, Norths A won 8-0.
All players contributed to what assistant coach Mark Linger said was Norths' best all round game of the season.
Pitcher Gus Daley proved too hot for Brothers and earned player of the match honors. He was well supported by Mark Robb, Shane Edwards and Matthew Linger with the bat.
The Norths in-field duo of James Linger and Jason Britt were involved in four double plays.
Michael Youngberry stood tall for Brothers while Shane Milgate and youngster Jeremy Sexton also tried hard.
On Saturday, Norths won 12-4.
Brothers led 4-1 at the end of the third, but inspired by veterans Paul Simes, Mark Robb and Shane Edwards, Norths rallied.
Simes pitched well, throwing 95 pitches for Norths, while Sexton showed a lot of potential in his spell of 74 for Brothers.
Robb and Edwards starred with the bat for Norths, while Shane Milgate did best for the Brethren.
In the other game, defending premiers Easts Redbirds defeated an injury-depleted Workers 15-3.
Michael Munro led a brilliant batting display by Redbirds as they took full control in the sixth and seventh innings.
Graham Snape, one of the best batters in local baseball, hit a spectacular home run.
Munro had three hits and pitched superbly.
John Hudson and Peter Best also did well.
Without Dallas Knapp, Nathan Daley, Nathan Olley and Wayne Devlin through injury or work commitments, Workers found it hard to remain competitive.